The 50-year-old man with a doctorate would have preferred to exclude the public, but his lawyer bernhard eckert withdrew this motion that had been made in advance. There was also nothing honorable in what the man had to report. He had been alone at the annafest last july, looking for a place to sit, and finally got together with a 46-year-old woman who had the same wish. They eventually found him among like-minded strangers, sat down and engaged each other in conversation.
About what happened next, they both sounded very different. The man, who actually wanted to meet colleagues and go on vacation the next day, had, as he said, only wanted to be nice, talked a lot about himself and about the fact that the people sitting at the table were not quite his level.